Costa Rica Retreat @ Ser La Luz

About This Center

Yoga husbands Michael & Ed decided to sell everything in the USA and move to the San Francisco, San Isidro De Grecia area of Costa Rica to open up a retreat center.  Michael graduated from YTT 2 weeks before moving to Costa Rica and Edward has been a yoga instructor for many years.  Their vision is to help you bring a unique experience to your retreat participants.  Their motto is "We Treat You Like Family, Because To Us You Already Are".  

Costa Rica Retreat @ Ser La Luz is more than a retreat center, it is also their home.  They came up with the name because Michael is the founder and Sr. Pastor of Be The Light Metaphysical Center in Florida, USA.  Ser La Luz is Spanish for Be The Light.

Costa Rica Retreat is located at an elevation of 4,800 feet on the side of the Poas Volcano.  Their view is breathtaking  and many guests say that pictures do not do their facility any justice.

Our main focus is to provide you a place for smaller retreats from 5-15 guests.  We are 100% eco friendly  with solar hot water and solar electricity.  Throughout our property is edible landscape and we are working to convert more into edibles.  There are many areas for you to relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us as well as relax in our 4 person hot tub.

Our Yoga room is approximately 750 sq feet with vaulted wood beam ceilings and windows all around for the perfect views for your classes.

This was one of the most amazing places I have ever stayed. Both Michael and Ed were very warm and welcoming and had tons of activities that we were able to do. The only thing that I can say that need to be improved is that I need more time off. I will be back for sure.... Sara

Venue Highlights

We are located about 45 minutes to 1 hour from the San Juan International Airport in the heart of the central valley. Located half way up the Poas Volcano in typical farm country. There are many hiking trails surrounding our property and our neighbors have an organic dairy farm where you can see the cows walking freely in the valley below.

If you want to spend some time at the beach, we are about 1 1/2 hours from the nearest beach on the Pacific Coast. Downtown San Jose is about 2 hours away from us if you want to explore museums.


Since we are located at a higher elevation there is no need for us to have a/c OR heat. The lowest temperature we have experienced in 3 years is 53 degrees and the daytime highs average the mid to upper 80's with very little humidity. We have 3 guest rooms to host your participants in.

One room is our bunk room that can accommodate 5 participants. This room has a custom made queen size bunk bed with a fold out futon sofa. This room includes it's own private full bath along with T.V. and a beautiful view of the gardens. There is also a small kitchenette and refrigerator in the room.

Next to this room is our Luxury suite that can sleep 3 people. It includes a Queen size bed and a fold out futon sofa too. This also includes it's own private full bath, t.v. and kitchenette with a refrigerator.

Our other room is the Observation Room. It is smaller than the other 2 rooms and includes a bunk bed so it can only sleep 2 people. This room does not have it's own bathroom/shower and the guests in this room have access to the 2 full bathrooms located on the side of the Yoga Room.

Facilitators get to stay in our private area in a private room that has a Full Size bed in it, a desk and a private full bathroom.


  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Our primary focus is on healthy and nutritious meals. We do not have any boxed food items here and do as much from scratch as we can do from homemade breads to cakes, pies and other desserts. If you want a type of meat with meals, we can provide that as well and can do entirely vegan.


We are listed on Google Maps and Waze. Located approximately 1 hour away from the airport. We can arrange for your group to be picked up at the airport and returned for your departure. Private drivers are about $35 and a taxi would be around $50 or more depending on traffic.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Because I sometimes work up to 16 hours a day, and need time to stop and breathe. Mary

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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